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Confirm or Deny (1941)

Newsman Mitch and teletype operator Jennifer, whose job is to see he doesn't send inappropriate stuff out of the country, dodge bombs during the blitz of London while falling in love.

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Albert Perkins
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Jeff, Blind Typist
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Mr. Hobbs, Regency Hotel
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Dorothy
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William (scenes deleted)
Roseanne Murray ...
Ministry of Information Girl
Stuart Robertson ...
Johnny Dunne, Consolidated Press Operations Manager
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Daisy, Consolidated Press Switchboard Operator
Jean Prescott ...
Elizabeth Harding
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Mr. Bindle
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Sir Titus Scott, Penzance Chronicle
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Newsman Mitch and teletype operator Jennifer, whose job is to see he doesn't send inappropriate stuff out of the country, dodge bombs during the blitz of London while falling in love.

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12 December 1941 (USA)  »

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Correspondente Especial  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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The Blitz lasted in England just over eight months from Sept. 7, 1940 to May 10, 1941. According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, 43,000 British civilians were killed and another 139,000 wounded. Gemany lost 2,265 aircraft and 3,363 men in air crews. See more »

Quotes

'Mitch' Mitchell: [to military censor] What're you killing that for?
Captain Lionel Channing: Censored!
'Mitch' Mitchell: Why?
Captain Lionel Channing: Because it's military information I couldn't possibly allow you to release.
'Mitch' Mitchell: But if I know it, certainly the British Intelligence knows it.
Captain Lionel Channing: Very likely.
'Mitch' Mitchell: Well, then why can't I send it?
Captain Lionel Channing: Perhaps, Mr. Mitchell, the British Intelligence doesn't want the German Intelligence to know that the British Intelligence knows.
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Edited into All This and World War II (1976) See more »

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Bless 'em All
(uncredited)
Written by Fred Godfrey (1917)
Revised Lyrics by Jimmy Hughes and Frank Lake (1940)
Sung by those in the tube station
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Curiously obscure film should be better known
16 April 2015 | by See all my reviews

Though it has some glaring tonal shifts this little charmer should be better known then it is.

Don Ameche stars as a brash, to put it mildly, news reporter who bulldozes his way to whatever he wants in London during the Blitz. One night while walking during a blackout he happens to meet a lovely Joan Bennett and practically sweeps her off her feet. When the air raid sirens go off they end up spending the night in a tube station with dozens of others, when he wakes up and she's gone leaving behind a cheeky note that would be the end of it for most men but not for Ameche who doggedly finds out her identity and finagles a way for them to work together. From there it's a fast dance towards love amongst the threat of bombs and assorted crises. It's all pretty breezy with nice performances by the stars but being a war movie reality occasionally intrudes leading to those jarring shifts.

Still certainly as good as many other better known movies from the era why this one has fallen through the cracks is a puzzler.


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